Stillnotbored followed up on my ram- and scramjet post. Thank you, Jamie. If you ace Life Sciences, I'll want to run some things by you, eventually. Re: biospheres and life support, etc. And feel free to let me know what's lacking these days in SF poetry, what you'd like to find in the slush.
Meanwhile, I found this post on HST design and wave-rider, along with this article on a successful test flight and another on probable applications, for those of you interested in that sort of thing.
Let's work together, you know, and see what we can do. Let's not underestimate the power of good SF to inspire children, young adults, and adults, to think and solve problems scientifically.